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Celebrating W.O. Mitchell: Who Has Seen the Wind’s 75th anniversary

2022-11-29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

The 75th anniversary of W.O. Mitchell’s classic novel, Who Has Seen the Wind: a celebration, a reading, and an announcement!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of W.O. Mitchell’s outstanding Canadian prairie classic, Who Has Seen the Wind. Mitchell has influenced generations of writers and has had a lasting impact in Calgary. The city’s annual book prize is named after him, as is a school!

To celebrate W.O.’s legacy, Freehand Books is launching the anniversary edition of Who Has Seen the Wind in gorgeous hardcover, bringing together the full text and the stunning illustrations by William Kurelek for the first time in over twenty years.

Join Freehand Books and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta as we usher this new edition and W.O. Mitchell’s influence forward to a new generation.

Celebrated Canadian author Sharon Butala will be paying tribute to W.O.’s life and impact on fellow writers.

A special announcement will be made about a W.O. Mitchell endowment fund to ensure writers will continue to be held up and supported by his legacy.


Freehand Books
Writers’ Guild of Alberta


Central Library – Calgary Public Library
802 3 St SE
Calgary, AB T2G0E7 Canada
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